Last updated on September 7th, 2015 at 07:20 am
Louisiana Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment
More than 21,000 people per year receive treatment in Louisiana for a drug or alcohol abuse issue. Any given day will have more than 11,000 at one time, but his number is down a bit from a few years prior. This winds up to be less than 10% of the population that is in need of help.
If you’re looking for a drug or alcohol rehab program for someone from Louisiana, we can assist you in a variety of ways. We can help you verify any available insurance benefits and locate facilities that will work with your policy. We can also help schedule an intervention, if necessary. Simply call to speak with one of our representatives to find out more about recovery options.
Of the peope in treatment in Louisiana, about 43% are enrolled for a drug problem only, 13% for only alcohol, and 44% for both alcohol and drugs. The number of people in Louisiana receiving opioid replacement therapy has increased over the past few years, reaching a total of 3,000 people in a day on methadone maintenance and nearly 150 per day taking buprenorphine. This means that over the course of a year there are many thousands of people who are put on replacement drugs rather than finding more permanent solutions.
In Louisiana, there are nearly 240,000 people who were dependent upon or abused alcohol within the past year, and almost 90,000 who were dependent on or abused illicit drugs. Both of these figures have remained fairly steady in the past five years or so.
At Addiction Treatment Services, we feel that people from Louisiana deserve a chance to get off all drugs, if possible, and try to work with individuals and families to locate programs that will use a variety of rehabilitation practices within the continuum of care to be able to wind up with the desired result. Permanent sobriety is ultimately achievable.
From a youth perspective, 56% of adolescents in Louisiana think it’s okay to have five or more alcoholic beverages a couple times per week, while 66% feel there isn’t a great risk to smoking marijuana once per month. Overall, about 25,000 youth aged 12-17 in Louisiana reported using illicit drugs within the past year.
More Resources for Addiction Recovery in Louisiana
Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals
Office of Behavioral Health – Addictive Disorders Services
P. O. Box 629
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0629
The Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) manages and delivers the services and supports necessary to improve the quality of life for citizens with mental illness and addictive disorders.
The agency oversees the Louisiana Behavioral Health Partnership (LBHP), the statewide management contract for most behavioral health services, and delivers direct care through both hospitalization and community based treatment programs. Services are provided for Medicaid and non-Medicaid eligible populations.
AA Meeting Information for Louisiana
List of Treatment Programs in Louisiana